July 18, 2019

Have a nice Thursday! Today in this Digest, we have papers with clinical implications for the use of microbiota in disease analysis; for example: a paper presenting a model for the use of gut microbiota for disease classification, or an article showing the impact of microbiota in cardiometabolic risk. Today we have several papers about animal microbiome or studies in animal models, including an interesting article showing a relationship between wasp adaptation and their microbiota. And, of course, more papers!

 

Human and General Microbiome

* Establishment and evaluation of prediction model for multiple disease classification based on gut microbial data – Sohyun Bang – Scientific Reports

* Gut microbiota composition explains more variance in the host cardiometabolic risk than genetic ancestry – Sandra J. Guzmán-Castañeda – Gut Microbes 

Species Deletions from Microbiome Consortia Reveal Key Metabolic Interactions between Gut Microbes – Natalia Gutiérrez – mSystems

The association between pneumococcal vaccination, ethnicity, and the nasopharyngeal microbiota of children in Fiji – Laura K. Boelsen – Microbiome

Crypt- and Mucosa-Associated Core Microbiotas in Humans and Their Alteration in Colon Cancer PatientsAzadeh Saffarian – mBio

A Bacteriophage Cocktail Eliminates Salmonella Typhimurium from the Human Colonic Microbiome while Preserving Cytokine Signaling and Preventing Attachment to and Invasion of Human Cells by Salmonella In Vitro – Zachary D. Moye – Journal of Food Protection

Discovery of potential genes contributing to the biosynthesis of short-chain fatty acids and lactate in gut microbiota from systematic investigation in E. coli – Chunhua Zhao – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Altered in Vitro Metabolomic Response of the Human Microbiota to Sweeteners – Emanuel Vamanu – Genes

Research Highlight: Microbiota supplements to improve metabolic health – Anna Kriebs – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Review: Ketogenic Diet and Microbiota: Friends or Enemies? – Antonio Paoli – Genes

Review: Supporting a Healthy Microbiome for the Primary Prevention of Eczema – Sofia Szari – Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

A Comparative Analysis of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Lean and Obese Humans – Shengqin Wang – BioMed Research International

 

Animal Models / Animal Experiments

* Phylosymbiosis Impacts Adaptive Traits in Nasonia Wasps – Edward J. van Opstal – mBio

The microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage through microglia-intrinsic TLR signaling – D Garrett Brown – eLife

Pregnancy and lactation interfere with the response of autoimmunity to modulation of gut microbiota – Qinghui Mu – Microbiome

Polysaccharide A-Dependent Opposing Effects of Mucosal and Systemic Exposures to Human Gut Commensal Bacteroides Fragilis in Type 1 Diabetes – M. Hanief – Diabetes

Heart failure developed after myocardial infarction does not affect gut microbiota composition in the rat – Renata Maria Lataro – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Effect of chrysin on changes in intestinal environment and microbiome induced by fructose-feeding in rats – Nelson Andrade – Food & Function

Microbiota of periodontal pockets and root canals in induced experimental periodontal disease in dogs – Cícero R. Gadê‐Neto – Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry

Frontline Science: Abnormalities in the gut mucosa of non-obese diabetic mice precede the onset of type 1 diabetes – Mariana Camila Gonçalves Miranda – Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Early Feeding Regime of Waste Milk, Milk, and Milk Replacer for Calves Has Different Effects on Rumen Fermentation and the Bacterial Community – Rong Zhang – Animals

 

Beneficial Compounds and Microbes

Modified apple polysaccharide regulates microbial dysbiosis to suppress high-fat diet-induced obesity in C57BL/6J mice – Yuhua Li – European Journal of Nutrition

Mulberry leaves ameliorate obesity through enhancing brown adipose tissue activity and modulating gut microbiota – Yao Sheng – Food & Function

 

Plant Microbiome

Root-specific camalexin biosynthesis controls the plant growth-promoting effects of multiple bacterial strains – Anna Koprivova – PNAS

 

Environmental Microbiome

An RNA-based quantitative and compositional study of ammonium-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in Lake Taihu, a eutrophic freshwater lake – Tong-tong Liu – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Exploring Biodiversity and Arsenic Metabolism of Microbiota Inhabiting Arsenic-Rich Groundwaters in Northern Italy – Lucia Cavalca – Frontiers in Microbiology

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July 1, 2019

Today’s Monday digest is about microbiome changes in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease; review on importance of pig microbiota and impact of fecal storage protocols on microbial diversity and composition.

General microbiome

The pig microbiota and the potential for harnessing the power of the microbiome to improve growth and health – Nirosh D Aluthge – Journal of Animal Science

Microbial genes and pathways in inflammatory bowel disease – Melanie Schirmer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human microbiome

Changes in Gut Microbiome after Bariatric Surgery Versus Medical Weight Loss in a Pilot Randomized Trial – Clare J. Lee – Obesity Surgery

Microbiome Signatures Associated with Steatohepatitis and Moderate to Severe Fibrosis in Children With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Jeffrey B. Schwimmer – Gastroenterology

Altered gut microbiota and mucosal immunity in patients with schizophrenia – Ruihuan Xu – Brain Behavior and Immunity

Patients Eligible for Trials of Microbe-based Therapeutics do not Represent the Population With Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection – Colleen R. Kelly – Clinical Gastoenterology and Hepatology

A role for the mammalian female reproductive tract microbiome in pregnancy outcomes – Babiche A. Heil – Physiological Genomics

Altered intestinal microbiota associated with colorectal cancer – Hong Zhang – Frontiers of Medicine

Gut microbiota is associated with adiposity markers and probiotics may impact specific genera – Aline Corado Gomes – European Journal of Nutrition

Consistent alterations in faecal microbiomes of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis independent of associated colitis – Malte Ruhlemann – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Altered gut microbiota and inflammatory cytokine responses in patients with Parkinson’s disease – Chin-Hsien Lin – Journal of Neuroinflammation

Animal experiments

Hypergravity disrupts murine intestinal microbiota – Corentine Alauzet – Scientific Reports

Dietary fructose-induced gut dysbiosis promotes mouse hippocampal neuroinflammation: a benefit of short-chain fatty acids – Jian-Mei Li – Microbiome

Gut microbiota depletion from early adolescence alters adult immunological and neurobehavioral responses in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – Maryam Zeraati – Neuropharmacology

Enrichment of intestinal Lactobacillus by enhanced secretory IgA coating alters glucose homeostasis in P2rx7−/− mice – Lisa Perruzza – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Higher stochasticity of microbiota composition in seedlings of domesticated wheat compared to wild wheat – Ezgi Özkurt – BioRxiv

Emphasis on the deep or shallow parts of the tree provides a new characterization of phylogenetic distances – Julia Fukuyama – Genome Biology

Techniques

Assessment of the impact of different fecal storage protocols on the microbiota diversity and composition: a pilot study – Shirin Moossavi – BMC Mirobiology

Microbes and the market

Microbiome Sequencing Market players include: Biolog Inc., CosmosID Inc., Illumina Inc., Metabiomics and Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd – News Exterior

Global Microbiome Drugs Market NEWS 2019 By Types Probiotics, Prebiotics, Small Molecules, Biological Drugs – Market Reports

 

June 22, 2019

Have a nice Saturday! Today, in this Digest: A set of reviews about the relationship between the microbiome and autism-related complications, Helicobacter infection, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertension; a study about potential microbiome changes on fibromyalgia, the microbiota of milk in primates, the relationship between genomic and microbiome content in pigs and an interesting report about the effect of microbiota on cirrhosis-associated neuroinflammation.

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Can we reduce autism-related gastrointestinal and behavior problems by gut microbiota based dietary modulation? A review – Nalan Hakime Nogay – Nutritional Neuroscience

Review: A Novel View of Human Helicobacter pylori Infections: Interplay between Microbiota and Beta-Defensins – Raffaela Pero – Biomolecules

Review: Fecal Microbial Transplantation For Diseases Beyond Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection – Geert R. D’Haens – Gastroenterology

Review: Microbiota and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: promising prospects for clinical interventions? – Christelle Knudsen – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

Review: Impaired Autonomic Nervous System-Microbiome Circuit in Hypertension – Jasenka Zubcevic – Circulation Research

Altered microbiome composition in individuals with fibromyalgia – Amir Minerbi – Pain

Controlling intestinal colonization of high-risk haematology patients with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae: a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicentre, Phase II trial (CLEAR) – Vassiliki Dimitriou – The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Editorial: Microbiota and the clock: sexual dimorphism matters! – Benjamin D. Weger – Aging

Microbiomes, Community Ecology, and the Comparative Method – Sarah M. Hird – mSystems

Technology Feature: Engineers embrace microbiome messiness – Vivien Marx – Nature Methods

Urolithin B suppresses tumor growth in hepatocellular carcinoma through inducing the inactivation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling – Min‐yi Lv – Journal of Cellular Biochemistry

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Diversity and temporal dynamics of primate milk microbiomes – Carly R. Muletz‐Wolz – American Journal of Primatology

Association between the pig genome and its gut microbiota composition – Daniel Crespo-Piazuelo – Scientific Reports

Misoprostol protects mice against severe Clostridium difficile infection and promotes recovery of the gut microbiota after antibiotic perturbation – Joseph P. Zackular – Anaerobe

Neuroinflammation in Murine Cirrhosis is Dependent on the Gut Microbiome and is Attenuated by Fecal Transplant – Runping Liu – Hepatology

Modulation of Lactobacillus acidophilus KLDS 1.0738 on intestinal SCFAs metabolism and GPR41/43 expression in β-lactoglobulin-sensitized mice – Jun‐juan Wang – Microbiology and Immunology

Effect of a proanthocyanidin-rich polyphenol extract from avocado on the production of amino acid-derived bacterial metabolites and the microbiota composition in rats fed a high-protein diet – María José Cires – Food & Nutrition

Environmental microcystin targets the microbiome and increases the risk of intestinal inflammatory pathology via NOX2 in underlying murine model of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Sutapa Sarkar – Scientific Reports

Probiotic supplementation improves the cognitive function and the anxiety-like behaviors in the stressed rats Mahsa Hadizadeh – Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences

 

Bioinformatics

MetaNN: accurate classification of host phenotypes from metagenomic data using neural networks – Chieh Lo – BMC Bioinformatics

Screening methods for detection of ancient Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex fingerprints in next-generation sequencing data derived from skeletal samples – Paulina Borówka – Gigascience

May 23, 2019

Composition of the human mucosa-associated microbiota, changes in gut microbial diversity with social rank in cichlid fish, microbes supporting sustainable rice production, the effects of tweeting on article engagement in medical education.

General microbiome

Global change microbiology — big questions about small life for our future – Antje Boetius – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Review: The Structure of Dental Plaque Microbial Communities in the Transition from Health to Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease – Alex M Valm – Journal of Molecular Biology

Human gut microbiome

Within-host evolution of Helicobacter pylori shaped by niche-specific adaptation, intragastric migrations and selective sweeps – Florent Ailloud – Nature Communications

Pre-print: Complete genome assembly of clinical multidrug resistant Bacteroides fragilis isolates enables comprehensive identification of antimicrobial resistance genes and plasmids – Thomas V Syndenham – bioRxiv

Composition of the mucosa-associated microbiota along the entire gastrointestinal tract of human individuals – FER Vuik – United European Gastroenterology Journal

Animal experiments

Loss of function dysbiosis associated with antibiotics and high fat, high sugar diet – Aaron W Miller – The ISME Journal

Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 changes lipidemic profile and gut microbiota in a hamster hypercholesterolemic model – F Briand – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome

Gut microbial diversity increases with social rank in the African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni – Avehi Singh – Animal Behaviour

Amphibian Host and Skin Microbiota Response to a Common Agricultural Antimicrobial and Internal Parasite – Obed Hernández-Gómez – Microbial Ecology

Pre-print: Space, time, and captivity: quantifying the factors influencing the fecal microbiome of an alpine ungulate – Sarah E Haworth – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Interaction between root hairs and soil phosphorus on rhizosphere priming of soil organic matter – Gabriel Boilard – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Green manures of Indian mustard and wild rocket enhance cucumber resistance to Fusarium wilt through modulating rhizosphere bacterial community composition – Xue Jin – Plant and Soil

Ozone dose-response relationships for soil microbial dynamics of winter wheat in North China – Enzhu Hu – Atmospheric Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Filamentous calcareous alga provides substrate for coral-competitive macroalgae in the degraded lagoon of Dongsha Atoll, Taiwan – Carolin Nieder – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Roles of microbes in supporting sustainable rice production using the system of rice intensification – Febri Doni – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Airway microbiome appears altered in severe asthma linked to neutrophils – EurekAlert

Coffee Consumption Alters Microbiome and Improves Gut Motility – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Researchers receive $1.94 million to study connection between autism, microbiome – EurekAlert

Novel Autonomous Biosampler Will Foster In Situ Aquatic Microbiome Monitoring – Eunice Sousa – Science Trends

Meta-study suggests anxiety can be reduced by altering gut bacteria, but not with probiotics – Rich Haridy – New Atlas

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That is the Question: A Randomized Trial of Twitter Effects on Article Engagement in Medical Education – Lauren A Maggio – bioRxiv

April 15, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest covers reviews on different aspects of human microbiome, interesting articles about effects of early life treatments in rodents and news updates on market prediction of microbiome sequencing and therapeutics.

General microbiome

Current understanding of the human microbiome – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Communications

The Importance of the Microbiome in Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review – Josianne C. H. B. M. Luijten – Obesity surgery

A potential role for the gut microbiome in substance use disorders – Katherine R. Meckel – Psychopharmacology

The power of small changes: Comprehensive analyses of microbial dysbiosis in breast cancer – Sheetal Parida -Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

The lung microbiome and transplantation –  Alicia B. Mitchell – Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Human gut microbiome

Encrustations on ureteral stents from patients without urinary tract infection reveal distinct urotypes and a low bacterial load – Matthias T. Buhmann – Microbiome

Overuse of anti‐anaerobic drug is associated with poor post‐chemotherapy prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma – Noriho Lida – International Journal of Cancer

Antibiotic-induced shifts in fecal microbiota density and composition during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Sejal Morjaria – BioRxiv

Surveillance-embedded genomic outbreak resolution of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit – AJH Cremers – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Early life stress induces type 2 diabetes-like features in ageing mice – Hanna Ilchmann-Diounou – Brain, Behavior and Immunity

Early-life vancomycin treatment promotes airway inflammation and impairs microbiome homeostasis – Xin Yang – Aging

Early-life stress, microbiota, and brain development: probiotics reverse the effects of maternal separation on neural circuits underpinning fear expression and extinction in infant rats – Caitlin S.M. Cowan – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Commensal Escherichia coli aggravates acute necrotizing pancreatitis through targeting intestinal epithelial cells – Junyuan Zheng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Host-Microbiome Synergistic Control on Sphingolipid Metabolism by Mechanotransduction in Model Arthritis – Xiaoyuan Zhou – Biomolecules

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Bacterial community diversity associated with the severity of bacterial wilt disease in tomato fields in south-east China – Xuefang Zheng – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bacterial disease induced changes in fungal communities of olive tree twigs depend on host genotype – Teresa Gomes – Scientific Reports

Co‐inoculation of Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas putida at different development stages acts as a biostimulant to promote growth, yield and nutrient uptake of tomato – Yanhui He – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Extant microbial communities in the partially desiccated Rincon de Parangueo maar crater lake in Mexico – Janet Sánchez-Sánchez – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Novosphingobium meiothermophilum sp. nov., isolated from a hot spring – Wen-Dong Xian – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Built Environment

Impacts of Indoor Surface Finishes on Bacterial Viability – Jinglin Hu – Indoor air

Probiotics

Probiotics: If It Does Not Help It Does Not Do Any Harm. Really? – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Taiwan: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial – Yen-Wenn Liu – Nutrients

Microbes in the news

Global Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Outlook 2019-2024: ENTEROME Bioscience, Rebiotix, Seres Therapeutics – NewsPrimo

Caesarean babies slower to acquire ‘good’ gut bacteria: study – PanArmenian Net

Mode of delivery has substantial impact on infants’ health – Business Standard

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later – Doctors Lounge

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% during the forecast period of (2018 – 2023) – Redfield Report

Human Microbiome Market boosting the growth Worldwide – Business Herald

March 28, 2019

Today’s digest covers interesting reviews on different aspects of host-microbiome interactions, research articles about how structural variation in gut microbiome affects host health, characterization of a simplified microbial community to study microbial interaction with diet in mice and viral diversity in soil metagenomes. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Review – Microbiome: Our opponents or allies in healthcare and medicine – Horst A von Recum – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Review –  To B12 or not to B12: Five questions on the role of cobalamin in host-microbial interactions – Carol A. Rowley – Plos Pathogens

Review – Can oral bacteria affect the microbiome of the gut? – Ingar Olsen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Review –  Inter-kingdom signaling between gut microbiota and their host – Qing Li – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Structural variation in the gut microbiome associates with host health – David Zeevi – Nature

Effects of fermentable high fiber diet supplementation on gut derived and conventional nitrogenous product in patients on maintenance hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial – Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi – Nutrition and Metabolism

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PlosOne

The microbiome and tuberculosis: state of the art, potential applications, and defining the clinical research agenda – Charissa C Naidoo – Lancet Respiratory medicine

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Update on Clinical Practice – Kyeong Ok Kim – Clinical Endoscopy

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor and uremic toxins from gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease patients: Is there a relationship? – Jessyca Brito – Biochemistry

Animal experiments

Bacterial AB5 toxins inhibit the growth of gut bacteria by targeting ganglioside-like glycoconjugates – Robert T. Patry – Nature Communications

Simplified Intestinal Microbiota to Study Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions in a Mouse Model – Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary – Cell Reports

Pomegranate ellagitannin-gut microbial-derived metabolites, urolithins, inhibit neuroinflammation in vitro – Nicholas A. DaSilva – Nutritional Neuroscience

Endogenous Enterobacteriaceae underlie variation in susceptibility to Salmonella infection – Eric M. Velazquez – Nature Microbiology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Thickness determines microbial community structure and function in nitrifying biofilms via deterministic assembly – Carolina Suarez – Scientific Reports

Untapped viral diversity in global soil metagenomes – Emily B. Graham – BioRxiv

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Fate of antibiotic resistance genes in two Arctic tundra wetlands impacted by municipal wastewater – Jennifer L. Hayward – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics

Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Majid Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Non-microbiology picks

Artificial womb technology breaks its four minute mile – Science Daily

March 11, 2019

To start off the week, here’s a rundown of new papers, including how symbiotic Vibrio signals drive squid gene expression, the intergenerational fur seal microbiome, and a few food microbiology studies on kimchi and pasta. Happy reading!

Pregnancy and Early Life
Review: Neonatal microbiome – a brief review – Anchala Singh – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Feeding practice influences gut microbiome composition in very low birth weight preterm infants and the association with oxidative stress: A prospective cohort study – Chenxi Cai – Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Human Skin Microbiome
Commensal Staphylococci Influence Staphylococcus aureus Skin Colonization and Disease – Corey P. Parlet – Trends in Microbiology

Human Oral Microbiome
No differences in microbiome changes between anti-adhesive and antibacterial ingredients in toothpastes during periodontal therapy – Daniel Hagenfeld – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human Gut Microbiome
Endocytosis of commensal antigens by intestinal epithelial cells regulates mucosal T cell homeostasis – Mark S. Ladinsky – Science

Review: Mendelian randomization reveals causal effects of the gut microbiota – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Association Between Antibiotics in the First Year of Life and Celiac Disease – Stine Dydensborg Sander – Gastroenterology

Daiokanzoto (Da-Huang-Gan-Cao-Tang) is an effective laxative in gut microbiota associated with constipation – Kento Takayama – Scientific Reports

Dietary raisin intake has limited effect on gut microbiota composition in adult volunteers – Akemi T. Wijayabahu – Nutrition Journal

Early gut microbiota signature of aGvHD in children given allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematological disorders – Elena Biagi – BMC Medical Genomics

Fecal Calprotectin and Fecal Indole Predicts Outcome of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Subjects with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – J. Hibbard – Anaerobe

Gut microbiota-stimulated cathepsin K secretion mediates TLR4-dependent M2 macrophage polarization and promotes tumor metastasis in colorectal cancer – Rui Li – Cell Death & Differentiation

Alterations in bacterial communities, SCFA and biomarkers in an elderly HIV-positive and HIV-negative population in western Mexico – Luz A. González-Hernández – BMC Infectious Diseases

RA and the microbiome: do host genetic factors provide the link? – Philippa M. Wells – Journal of Autoimmunity

The Gut Microbiota in Causation, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer – Clodagh Murphy – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Gut-Brain Axis
From Infection to the Microbiome: An Evolving Role of Microbes in Schizophrenia – Emily G. Severance – Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Animal Experiments
Critical symbiont signals drive both local and systemic changes in diel and developmental host gene expression – Silvia Moriano-Gutierrez – PNAS

Different host-specific responses in thyroid function and gut microbiota modulation between diet-induced obese and normal mice given the same dose of iodine – Huiting Shen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Antibiotic treatment affects the expression levels of copper transporters and the isotopic composition of copper in the colon of mice – Kerri A. Miller – PNAS

Protective effect of prebiotic and exercise intervention on knee health in a rat model of diet-induced obesity – Jaqueline Lourdes Rios – Scientific Reports

Chlorogenic acid alleviates obesity and modulates gut microbiota in high-fat-fed mice – Zhengyu Wang – Food Science & Nutrition

Crucial Role of Microbiota in Experimental Psoriasis Revealed by a Gnotobiotic Mouse Model – Zuzana Stehlikova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Parasitoid envenomation alters the Galleria mellonella midgut microbiota and immunity, thereby promoting fungal infection – Olga V. Polenogova – Scientific Reports

Nutritional Interventions Improved Rumen Functions and Promoted Compensatory Growth of Growth-Retarded Yaks as Revealed by Integrated Transcripts and Microbiome Analyses – Rui Hu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal Microbiome
Fur seal microbiota are shaped by the social and physical environment, show mother-offspring similarities and are associated with host genetic quality – Stefanie Grosser – Molecular Ecology

Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria and weakly associated with gut microbiome structure – Andrey Rubanov – Scientific Reports

Characterizing the microbiota in gastrointestinal tract segments of Rhabdophis subminiatus: Dynamic changes and functional predictions – Wenjiao Tang – MicrobiologyOpen

Studying the microbiota of bats: Accuracy of direct and indirect samplings – Muriel Dietrich – Ecology and Evolution

A cellulolytic fungal biofilm enhances the consolidated bioconversion of cellulose to short chain fatty acids by the rumen microbiome – Charilaos Xiros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Changes in the soil microbial community are associated with the occurrence of Panax quinquefolius L. root rot diseases – Jinglong Jiang – Plant and Soil

Metagenomic analysis reveals distinct patterns of denitrification gene abundance across soil moisture, nitrate gradients – Sarah A. Nadeau – Environmental Microbiology

Divergent national-scale trends of microbial and animal biodiversity revealed across diverse temperate soil ecosystems – Paul B. L. George – Nature Communications

Impact of Wuyiencin Application on the Soil Microbial Community and Fate of Typical Antibiotic Resistance Genes – Liming Shi – Scientific Reports

Airborne microbial transport limitation to isolated Antarctic soil habitats – Stephen D. J. Archer – Nature Microbiology

Agricultural intensification reduces microbial network complexity and the abundance of keystone taxa in roots – Samiran Banerjee – ISMEJ

Biochars reduced the bioaccessibility and (bio)uptake of organochlorine pesticides and changed the microbial community dynamics in agricultural soils -Neelum Ali – Chemosphere

Molecular identification and biocontrol activity of sugarcane rhizosphere bacteria against red rot pathogen Colletotrichum falcatum – Prittesh Patel – Biotechnology Reports

Natural and assisted dissipation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a long-term co-contaminated soil with creosote and potentially toxic elements
F.Madrid – Science of The Total Environment

Horizontal gene transfer and shifts in linked bacterial community composition are associated with maintenance of antibiotic resistance genes during food waste composting – Hanpeng Liao – Science of The Total Environment

Sedimentary Marl mudstone as a substrate in a xeric environment revealed by microbiome analysis – Oksana Koryachenko – Extremophiles

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Drivers of Regional Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean – Jackie Zorz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community composition in alpine lake sediments from the Hengduan Mountains – Binqiang Liao – MicrobiologyOpen

Stepwise pH control to promote synergy of chemical and biological processes for augmenting short-chain fatty acid production from anaerobic sludge fermentation – Xu Wang – Water Research

Food Microbiology
Effects of the supplementation of plant-based formulations on microbial fermentation and predicted metabolic function in vitro – Renée Maxine Petri – Anaerobe

Effects of functional pasta ingredients on different gut microbiota as revealed by TIM-2 in vitro model of the proximal colon – A. Martina – Beneficial Microbes

Effect of pasteurization on delayed kimchi ripening and regression analysis for shelf life estimation of kimchi – Hyun‐Gyu Lee – Food Science & Nutrition

Optimization on production of konjac oligo‐glucomannan and their effect on the gut microbiota – Catarina Aprilia Ariestanti – Food Science & Nutrition

Probiotics
Mechanisms and immunomodulatory properties of pre- and probiotics – V.B.M. Peters – Beneficial Microbes

Wild bacterial probiotics fed to larvae of mass-reared Queensland fruit fly [Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)] do not impact long-term survival, mate selection or locomotor activity – Lucas A. Shuttleworth – Insect Science

Bioinformatics
Web-gLV: A Web Based Platform for Lotka-Volterra Based Modeling and Simulation of Microbial Populations – Bhusan K. Kuntal – Frontiers in Microbiology

Techniques
PCR effects of melting temperature adjustment of individual primers in degenerate primer pools – Ankur Naqib -PeerJ

Review: Combinatory biotechnological intervention for gut microbiota – Ishu Khangwal – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology